Digitalization and the transformation of work in China: its global conditions and implications
Date and time: 14 September 2021, 15:00-16:00 CEST (UTC +2)
Speaker: Julie Chen, University of Toronto
Title: Digitalization and the transformation of work in China: its global conditions and implications
Meeting ID: 695 6088 7455
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Bio: Julie Yujie Chen is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Communication, Culture, Information, and Technology at the University of Toronto (Mississauga) and holds a graduate appointment at the Faculty of Information (St. George). Chen studies the transformation of work and subjectivity in relation to digital technologies, capitalism, and globalization. She is the co-author of Media and Management (University of Minnesota Press, 2021) and the lead author of Super-sticky WeChat and Chinese Society (Emerald, 2018) which is the first book-length research on the largest social media in China—namely, WeChat. She publishes widely on issues related to workers on the digital platforms in China in journals including New Media & Society, Socio-Economic Review, Javnost – The Public, Work, Employment and Society, Chinese Journal of Communication, China Perspectives, and Triple C. Currently, she is working on a project to examine how the ideologies and applications of artificial intelligence transform the organization of human labor in China. The project has received institutional support from Canada’s Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and Connaught New Researcher Award.